Here's our take on the extremely crowded best original screenplay category, which had loads of contenders even by the summer (whether via theaters or Cannes) from "Inside Llewyn Davis" to "Blue Jasmine" to "Fruitvale Station" to "Mud" to "The Past" to "Frances Ha" to "Lee Daniels' The Butler" to "Nebraska." But then there's the late-in-the-year triple threat of "American Hustle," "Her" and "Saving Mr. Banks"... So who drops out?
Best original screenplay predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.
These Five Look Pretty Good...
1. Bob Nelson, Nebraska
2. Spike Jonze, Her
3. Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
4. Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
5. David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle
But There's So Much Competition...
6. Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, Saving Mr. Banks
7. Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said
8. Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron, Gravity
9. Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, Dallas Buyers Club
10. Jeff Nichols, Mud
Probably Too Crowded For Them?
11. Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
12. Aaron Guzikowski, Prisoners
13. Danny Strong, Lee Daniels' The Butler
14. Asghar Farhadi, The Past
15. Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
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